For the first time, NASMD (the National Association of School Music Dealers) will co-locate its annual convention with Summer NAMM in Nashville in July. The NASMD Association represents retailers, manufacturers, and service providers who share a passion for helping school music students make music. “With a mission that closely aligns with NAMM’s vision of a more musical world, teaming-up for the first industry reunion in 18-months is a natural fit,” stated a NAMM news release. “Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, NASMD has completely rethought what they do and how they do it. The new collaboration is in-line with this spirit.”

“We are really looking forward to hosting our NASMD 2021 Convention in conjunction with Summer NAMM in Nashville,” said Whitney Brown Grisaffi, president of NASMD and Ted Brown Music. “While so much has changed in the past year, the desire to gather as an industry sharing best ideas and practices has not. Budgets are tight. By connecting with NAMM, NASMD members will get a double bang for their buck. We’ll still have the wonderful opening gala and a full day of sessions with special guest speakers. Plus, attendees will then have the opportunity to explore Nashville and experience Summer NAMM!”

NASMD will showcase two focused days of activity on Tuesday, July 13 and Wednesday, July 14, and then their membership will be ready to experience Summer NAMM in its new two-day format, Thursday, July 15 and Friday, July 16, designed to prioritize safety and business.

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